Ajamidha, Ajamīḍha, Ājamīḍha, Aja-midha: 12 definitions


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Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ):—One of the three sons of Hastī (son of Bṛhatkṣatra). He had a son named Bṛhadiṣu and another son called Nīla by his wife known as Nalinī. He also had another son called Ṛkṣa. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.21.21-22, 9.21.30)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—A famous king of the Pūru Vaṃśa. Genealogy. Descended from Viṣṇu in this order:—Brahmā-Atri-Candra-Budha-Purūravas-Āyus-Nahuṣa-Yayāti-Pūru-Janamejaya-Prācinvā-Manasyu-Vītabhaya-Śunḍu-Bahuvidha-Saṃyāti-Rahovādi-Bhadrāśva-Matināra-Santurodha-Duṣyanta-Bharata-Bṛhatkṣetra-Hasti-Ajamīḍha. Birth. Several dynasties like Yadu Vaṃśa, Pūru Vaṃśa etc. take their origin from Yayāti. Duṣyanta belongs to that dynasty. King Bharata was born as Duṣyanta’s son by Śakuntalā. Suhotra-Suhota-Gaya-Gardda-Suketu and Bṛhatkṣetra were Bharata’s sons. Bṛhatkṣetra had four children, who were: Nara, Mahāvīra, Garga and Hasti. Of them Hasti had three sons: Purumīḍha, Ajamīḍha and Dvimīḍha. Other details. Ajamīḍha had three queens—Dhūminī, Nīlī and Keśinī. Of them, Dhūminī had a son, Ṛkṣa and Nīlī’s son was Duṣyanta (This was not Śakuntalā’s husband, Duṣyanta) and Keśinī’s sons were Jahnu, Praja and Rūpiṇa. Parameṣṭī was another name of Keśinī. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Verses 30-32; Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 2). (See full article at Story of Ajamīḍha from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—We come across another Ajamīḍha also in the Lunar Dynasty. He married Sudevā, daughter of Vikaṇṭha a King of the Lunar Dynasty. This Ajamīḍha had 2400 children by his four wives, Kaikeyī, Gāndhārī, Viśālā and Ṛkṣā. Of them Saṃvaraṇa married Tapatī, the daughter of Vivasvān. See Tapatī Saṃvaraṇa. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verses 35-37).

3) Ājamīḍha (आजमीढ).—A king born of the family of Ajamīḍha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—A son of Hastin. Had three queens of Kuru line; Priyamedhā and other Brāhmans belonged to his family. Father of Kaṇva and Bṛhadiṣu.1 By Nalinī he had a son Nīla.2 Ṛkṣa was another son of his.3 Sons born through the grace of Bharadvāja.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21. 21-22; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 166; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 29-30, 33; Matsya-purāṇa 49. 43-5.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 21-30; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 194; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 56.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 3; Matsya-purāṇa 50. 19. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 19. 74.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 169.

1b) An Aṅgirasa and mantrakṛt. A Kṣatriya-dvija.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 109; III. 66. 87; Matsya-purāṇa 145. 103; Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 116; 59. 100.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.1) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Ajamīḍha) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ājamīḍha (आजमीढ).—a. Belonging to or produced in the country of अजमीढ (ajamīḍha) (or ajamīra); a descendant of अजमीढ (ajamīḍha); Ṛgveda 4.44.6.

-ḍhāḥ (pl.) The kings of that country. Addressed to युधिष्ठिर (yudhiṣṭhira); Bhāgavata 1.15.13.

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Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—[ajo mīḍho yajñe sikto yatra ba.]

1) Name of the place called Ajmeer.

2) Name of the eldest son of Hasti, born in the family of Puru, son of Yayāti.

3) Name of a son of सुहोत्र (suhotra) and author of some Vedic hyms like Ṛgveda 4.43.

4) surname of Yudhisṭhira.

Derivable forms: ajamīḍhaḥ (अजमीढः).

Ajamīḍha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aja and mīḍha (मीढ).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—m. (ḍhaḥ) A name of Yudhisht'Hira; the friend of Aja, i. e. E. aja Vishnu or Krishna, and īha to seek, to love, with the participial kta, the termination of the accusative is retained.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ).—(ajamī|a) [masculine] [Name] of a man.

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Ājamīḍha (आजमीढ).—(ājamī|a) [masculine] patr. from ajamīḍha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ):—[=aja-mīḍha] [from aja > aj] m. Name of a son of Suhotra (author of some Vedic hymns, [Ṛg-veda iv, 43 and 44])

2) [v.s. ...] of a grandson of Suhotra

3) [v.s. ...] of Yudhiṣṭhira.

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Suhotra (author of some Vedic hymns, [Ṛg-veda iv, 43 and 44])

5) [v.s. ...] of a grandson of Suhotra

6) [v.s. ...] of Yudhiṣṭhira.

7) Ājamīḍha (आजमीढ):—[from āja] m. a descendant of Aja-mīḍha, [Ṛg-veda iv, 44, 6; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a famous king, [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] m. a descendant of Aja-mīḍha, [Ṛg-veda iv, 44, 6; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

10) [v.s. ...] Name of a famous king, [Mahābhārata]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-ḍhaḥ) A proper name:

1) A son of Su-hotra and author of vaidik hymns.

2) The 26th king of the lunar dynasty, a grandson of Suhotra and son of Bṛhat, or according to others, a grandson of Suhotra and son of Hastin.

3) A surname of Yudhiṣṭhira, the friend of Aja. Also ajamī|a (ved.). E. aja and mīḍha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ajamīḍha (अजमीढ):—[ajamī+ḍha] (ḍhaḥ) 1. m. A name of Yudhiṣhṭhira.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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